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ROYAL PLAYA DEL CARMEN BRIDES: were kids allowed for the day? ...and other questions

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i have angie. i'm glad to hear that she is responsive to some of you, but wish she would get back to me! i am just under two months out now. i sent an e-mail with several questions a week and a half ago (i want to get all the responses in writing) and then checked in with her again just a couple days ago (a full week after my first message) and have had no response. from what everyone is saying here, i should now be in contact with a coordinator in mexico. hope that happens soon, since i hear that they are actually responsive and helpful! it would be nice to be able to have this wedding planned instead of having so many questions hanging out there! hope you ladies are having better luck than i am!

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wow is suzanna the one that got arrested with DUIhuh.gif

 

diane, you get contacted by the Mexican WCs two weeks before your wedding, not two months. THat's what my WC told me.

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I need help with menu choices:

 

These are the options for private reception. Anyone give advice on what to pick? I get one from each course. Oh the decisions! smile125.gif

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Hi everyone. I have been reading this for some time now and have only barely made a dent in all the posts. Getting married May 31 2010 at 4pm at the Royal PdC. Feeling very frustrated and questioning my decision to choose Real Resorts.

 

1) Julia & others - doesn't it seem weird you have to choose only 1 option from each course? How likely is it everyone will want to eat the same thing? I think this is BS, it just seems ridiculous. I am waiting for a response from them after requesting more options. We are doing the Mayan wedding, the 1 page menu we were given is different than the other ones I have seen and not that appetizing actually (caviar cream sauce? yuck! blueberry sauce on a salad - also yuck!). Can any other brides confirm that they served only 1 dish at their reception? How did that work for you?

 

2) Wedding Coordinators - agreed that things at the MI office are completely messed up, with horrible service. Worked with one, she left and no-one told us, practically had to beg to get a new one assigned. We now have "Aja" who has not been that pleasant. I get the feeling she is young and overwhelmed; she seems to have no empathy for an nervous bride. This alone would make me discourage others from choosing a Real Resort for a wedding.

 

3) We are doing the Mayan ceremony, which I have not seen anyone post about. We picked it because we are not religious but like the Mayan wedding tradition (standing in a circle, being blessed by nature, etc). Don't have a good sense for how the ceremony will flow however - if there is a time for exchanging vows, participation of guests,language). Also curious how authentic our 'Shaman' will be; the "mayan warriors" look pretty hokey if you ask me (not getting them), but hopefully the Shaman IS a traditional healer/leader. If anyway has had this wedding or been to one, would love to hear from you.

 

Thanks to all for your great posts. Looking forward to more! :) Lisa

I have Aja as a WC and have had NO complaints with her. She has been extremely quick and thorough with her responses. Not sure what's going on there. From what I understand you can choose two entree's, but you then have to have some sort of place card on the table indicating who is eating what.

 

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I need help with menu choices:

 

These are the options for private reception. Anyone give advice on what to pick? I get one from each course. Oh the decisions! smile125.gif

 

SALADS

Spring salad with goat cheese & almond oil (PE-1)

Alexandria salad with duck breast, watercress & aioli (PE-2)

Caribbean salad with shrimp au smoked pineapple & jasmine flower pesto (PE-3)

Livornese salad with smoked salmon & capers (PE-4)

SOUPS & CREAM SOUPS

Cream of oysterâ€s soup with fried leek (PE-1)

Princess cream soup with green asparagus au mint flavor(PE-2)

Clam chowder with chopped vegetables au white wine flavor (PE-3)

Countryside soup with mushrooms, carrot & spinach (PE-4)

 

MAIN COURSES

Beef fillet with Dijon mustard varnished with Provençal herbs (PE-1)

Lamb chops perfumed with fresh spearmint (PE-2)

Chicken breast Casablanca stuffed with seafood & covered with almond sauce (PE-3)

Salmon fillet varnished with sauce béarnaise au red chili (PE-4)

 

DESSERTS

Cheesecake with chocolate (PE-1)

Strawberry pie with vanilla cream (PE-2)

Fruit mousse with warm chocolate sauce (PE-3)

Apple cake with tangerine (PE-4)

I would like to know the same thing. I am not that pleased with the selections on soup and dessert. I would definitely appreciate any advice.

 

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We are getting married the week after you and only a few of our guests have booked. I looked last night and almost all of the rooms were sold out. I hope my guests book soon.
Good Luck! I wonder how it works if they are booked up and your guests have to stay at the Gran. Do you have to pay the extra costs?

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diane, you get contacted by the Mexican WCs two weeks before your wedding, not two months. THat's what my WC told me.
oh, thanks lady di! good to know!

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Oh my gosh, I had no idea about Suzanna! She is my WC!! Or was I guess. UGH!
She was mine too. How can they not contact the brides she was working with! So what are we suppose to do now? Call them so we can be re-assigned a new WC?

Why is it that the brides getting married at REAL resorts have to constantly do the job of the Michigan WCshuh.gif This is BS!!

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wow is suzanna the one that got arrested with DUIhuh.gif

diane, you get contacted by the Mexican WCs two weeks before your wedding, not two months. THat's what my WC told me.
They told my friend she left for family reasons. Of course they'd never say for DWI if that's true.

I'm trying to get her to join this board so she can share her planning with everyone but she's in her last semester of grad school IE no life haha! I can communicate thru her!

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We switched ours from the Royal gazebo to the GPR gazebo for a few reasons.
1. It will be waaaay easier to get the GPR guests to the wedding, and then everyone can walk over together to the Royal garden for the reception so they don't get harrassed by security since they'll know its a wedding party.
2. Jesmcan's review made it sound like just what we were looking for smaller and private. I, also, liked that it didn't have as much greenery around it as the Royal. If you're having a big wedding, I don't think the GPR gazebo will be the best for you.
3. I'm kinda weird and not super enthused about everyone watching me as I walk to the aisle, and the GPR gazebo has a way shorter walking distance than the Royal gazebo from what I can tell from the pics.

Look at the bottom right of both of the links below and you can see the gazebo at both & which one you like better
Virtual Tours of Gran Porto Real, Gran Porto Real in Playa del Carmen | Real Resorts
The Royal Playa del Carmen Virtual Tour, Virtual Tour of The Royal Playa del Carmen|Mexico

View of GPR gazebo from hallway.
Click the image to open in full size.
Thanks for posting these links, I had never seen these. Now I have a lot to think about. iIdefinitely think I like the gazebo at the Gran better, just not sure if it's available. Also, all of my guests are staying at the Royal. I guess that would be a bit difficult to haul them all over there. sad.gif

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on the food, there is a couple of reviews on it...i guess you have to go back in the thread and find it. it was jesmcan and other bride, i can't remember.

 

it is frustrating that they don't let the brides know! Kimberely was my WC and I didn't know. I had to contact Carol and she told me that i was going to be assigned soon. I guess Suzanna's brides will be assigned soon.

 

Despite all this drama, i am happy with my WC. She has been helpful and nice!

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now, i am nervous about all of my gran and non resort guests coming to my wedding...i was told that they won't have a problem attending my wedding. i'm getting married on the beach. i am really hoping that there won't be too many people on the beach. i can't change my ceremony to another location and that sucks. sad.gif the gazebo is becoming more appealing to me.

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lady di, i'm currently signed up for the beach but am wondering about switching to the gazebo too!

 

but when i envisioned a beach wedding, i pictured our feet in the sand with the water right behind us, a white arch overhead, etc. so that's what keeps me with the original beachfront - it's as perfect as the picture in my head!

 

but there is definitely something pretty and romanic about the flowing white fabric of the decorated gazebos!

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